Taking the plunge: Championship predictions

Okay, okay. Time to hold the old hands up. There are only twelve names here. A bit of a cop-out, perhaps, but nobody likes to see their team predicted to finish in or around the relegation places before the season kicks off. I’m sure Blackpool fans are already heartily sick of seeing their club’s name in the immediate vicinity of the number 20.

While, sadly, they will probably have no

Trio clinging to black and white blueprint

This time last year, turmoil surrounded Newcastle United Football Club. Owner Mike Ashley was reportedly desperate to sell up, living legend Alan Shearer had failed to prevent relegation from the Premiership and pre-season preparation for life in the Championship was patchy at best.

Fast forward a few months and the Magpies are back in the big time along with West Bromwich Albion, another club relegated last summer, while Middlesbrough have …

Write the Future: The Championship 2010/11

Ahead of the big Championship kick-off next weekend, we asked supporters, bloggers and regional newspaper journalists about their thoughts on the forthcoming season.

Here are their predictions of what lies in store over the next few months, preceded by a quick who’s who of those involved:


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